To celebrate turning 40, I’ve challenged myself to blog for each of the 40 days leading into my birthday. This is post number 24. You can read all the posts here.
We all know the benefits of de-cluttering our homes.
- It gives us more space.
- It gives us more time because we have less to clean and process.
- We feel lighter; less encumbered.
When we de-clutter our lives, we experience the same benefits.
Having gotten a handle on our true priorities, along with an understanding of where we’re going in life:
- We’re able to pinpoint the things we’ve said ‘Yes’ to that we shouldn’t. The next time we’re asked, we can say ‘No’ instead.
- We’re able to give ourselves permission to push back against expectations we know aren’t reasonable.
- We’re able to ask for help when we need it.
As we do the above, we open up mental space that means:
- We start telling ourselves better stories.
- We significantly reduce overwhelm.
- We get to be the ‘nice’ kind of busy. The one where we feel like we’re accomplishing what we want to, but without all the stress and rushing.
This is when life starts getting very sweet indeed.